publication date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 (part of Winter 2019)

category: Controversy

clue: It wasn't the first six kids that made her notorious. It was the other eight.

explanation: Suleman, dubbed "Octomom" by the press, sparked headlines in 2009 for giving birth to octuplets who were conceived via IVF while she was already raising six other children as a single parent. more…

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Erik Bates, and Stan Iwanchuk

trivia: Scott intended this goo for publication on January 26, 2019, the tenth birthday of the octuplets, but a typo prevented that from happening.


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